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Joseph J. Nishimuta
03 Oct 1915 - 18 Sep 2005
© Davis Funeral Home
Reprinted with permission

Joseph J. Nishimuta, retired farmer, passed away on Sunday morning, Sept. 18, 2005 in Drumright at the age of 89 years.

The son of the late Kutaro Nishimuta and Louisa Lorenzo Nishimuta, Joe was born on October 3, 1915 in Oconee, NE and was reared and educated in the Cushing area.

He was united in marriage to Maxie Delora Kilmer on December 6, 1940 in Chandler and she preceded him in death on April 7, 2004.

Joe was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Drumright and was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II. In addition to his farming, he enjoyed working in his greenhouse and spending time in the outdoors.

Survivors include his children, Ted Nishimuta and his wife Connie, Tom Nishimuta and his wife Delores, Laura Williams, and Edward Nishimuta and his wife Glenna all of Cushing, Jerry Nishimuta and his wife Claudette of Cleveland, Mary Salvia and her husband Peter of Loveland, CO, Bobby Nishimuta and his wife Pam of Arvada, CO, Susan Thompson of Tulsa, Steven Nishimuta and his wife Zoe of Loveland, CO and Michael Nishimuta and his wife Lisa of Mannford; his brothers and sisters, Francis (Frank) Nishimuta of McAlester, Grace Conroy of Lincoln, NE, Margaret Cavnar of Ann Arbor, MI, Paul and Robert Nishimuta of California and Father James Nishimuta of McAlester; 26 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one son Leonard Nishimuta and one sister Mary Nishimuta.

Rosary services will be held on Monday evening, Sept. 19, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel of the Davis Funeral Home.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday morning, Sept. 20, at 10:00 a.m. in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Drumright with Father Paul Obi Amalari, conducting both services.

Burial will follow in the Lawson Cemetery at Yale.

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